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EA Kicks off Music Springfest 2017

EA Kicks off Music Springfest 2017

The Education Authority (EA) Music Service kicked off its annual ‘Springfest’ celebrations with a series of special concerts bringing together some of the most talented young musicians from throughout Northern Ireland in an exciting celebration of music.

Young people with a passion for music at various stages of musical development will take to the stage to perform in string ensembles, bands, orchestras and choirs, displaying exemplary levels of musicianship and technical virtuosity. A dazzling selection of music including classical, traditional and jazz, as well as some specially arranged and newly composed pieces, will be performed as part of this annual music festival showcase.

A record-breaking, sell-out audience of 2,000 school children filled the Millennium Forum, Derry as part of Young People’s interactive concerts. Spirits were high as pupils happily performed and rocked along to popular music from the movies and musicals. The Springfest concerts continue with what promises to be a series of outstanding performances. Check out what is happening in your area:

Spring Concert  Assembly Buildings, Belfast , 1 April at 2.30pm

Music Prize Night Strule Arts Centre, Omagh, 6 April at 7.00pm

Strabane Spring Concert Alley Theatre, Strabane, 7 April at 7.00pm

Inside-out Concert Fortwilliam & Macrory Presbyterian Church, 8 April at 7.30pm

Sacred Song Concert St Vincent De Paul Church – Ligoniel, 11 April at 7.30pm -            Megan Mooney with Musicians from the City of Belfast Youth Orchestra

Spring Concert Lagan Valley Island Arts Centre, 12 April at 8.00pm

CBSM Showcase Concerts Ulster Hall, Belfast, 11-12 May at 7.30pm

Spring Concert Glenarm Castle, 27 May at 7.00pm


The Education and Library Boards (ELBs) were dissolved on 31 March 2015. The Education Authority was established on 01 April 2015 and is now responsible for all of the operational functions previously carried out by the five ELBs in accordance with the Education Orders.

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